what about...? - definition and synonyms

phrase spoken
  1. 1
    used for making a suggestion

    What about a quick cup of coffee?

    ‘When shall we next meet?’ ‘What about Tuesday afternoon?’

  2. 2
    used for reminding someone that a particular person or thing needs to be considered

    What about Eileen? Shouldn’t we invite her too?

    ‘What about transport?’ ‘That’s all arranged.’

See also main entry: what